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The specific one I have in mind is this one http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B010NY71HM
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There is a better one but I can't think of the name of it. It's got a narrow intake for crannies.
Either way, it's air.
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Originally Posted by white owl View Post

There is a better one but I can't think of the name of it. It's got a narrow intake for crannies.
Either way, it's air.

I think you mean this

http://www.amazon.de/Data-Vac-ED500220V-Datavac-Elektrischer-Zerst%C3%A4uber/dp/B003BZCOKK/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1450102934&sr=1-1&keywords=data+vac
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That's the one. wink.gif
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That's the one. wink.gif

Datavac is not a vacuum it pushes the air out just like compressed air out of a can.

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Data vac / Metro Vac is great, cleans out 80% of all dust, just used it a few days ago on a friends pc. However, I'm having some issues getting a case back to Factory clean, it doesn't take off some of the surface dust on fans, case plastics etc.
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That is stuff you will have to clean by hand.
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I've heard static generated by vacuums may damage sensitive components - wouldn't that be a problem?
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I've heard static generated by vacuums may damage sensitive components - wouldn't that be a problem?

Most types of plastic are prime generators. Add in friction from rushing air and you have some serious static charge building up. I can grab the end of my home vacuum nozzle and feel the hair on my arm stand up, so yes, it is a big risk. I wouldn't put a regular vacuum anywhere near electronic components I want to keep.
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Most types of plastic are prime generators. Add in friction from rushing air and you have some serious static charge building up. I can grab the end of my home vacuum nozzle and feel the hair on my arm stand up, so yes, it is a big risk. I wouldn't put a regular vacuum anywhere near electronic components I want to keep.
And are those portable vacuums (like the one I've linked) considered "regular"?
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